Cherry v Boultbee: HL 22 Nov 1839

B died having made a will leaving a fund to pay income to A who owed her money but had been made bankrupt before the death. The debt to B remained unpaid.
Held: The liability to pay the debt and the right to receive the legacy had never tested in the same person, and therefore B’s executors remained liable to pay the income as set out in the will.
Cottenham LC
(1839) My and Cr 442, [1839] EngR 1099, (1839) 4 My and Cr 442, (1839) 41 ER 171
Commonlii
England and Wales
Citing:
Appeal FromCherry v Boultbee CA 6-Apr-1838
TB was indebted to CB, his sister, in the sum of andpound;1878. He became bankrupt, and shortly after his bankruptcy C B made her will, giving legacies of andpound;500 and andpound;2,000 to her executors, in trust to pay the interest thereof (as to . .

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ExplainedIn Re Peruvian Railway Construction Co Ltd 1915
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Held: They were bound to bring them into account. Kekewich . .
AppliedIn Re Rhodesia Goldfields Ltd ChD 1910
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Held: Payment of what was due to Partridge and his . .
AppliedPicken v Lord Balfour of Burleigh CA 1945
The rules of a pension scheme set up by a railway company provided for members’ contributions to be deducted from their salary, but in practice the deductions made had been less than they should have been.
Held: The rule in Cherry v Boultbee . .
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In the course of the insolvent administration of the bank, substantial additional sums were received. Parties appealed against some orders made on the application to court for directions as to what was to be done with the surplus.
Held: The . .
CitedLB Holdings Intermediate 2 Ltd, The Joint Administrators of v Lehman Brothers International (Europe), The Joint Administrators of and Others SC 17-May-2017
In the course of the insolvent administration of the bank, substantial additional sums were received. Parties appealed against some orders made on the application to court for directions as to what was to be done with the surplus.
Held: The . .

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Updated: 22 March 2021; Ref: scu.238732